Oracle Outlines Java Platform Advancements and Highlights Java Momentum in JavaOne 2013 Strategy Keynote
JAVAONE, SAN FRANCISCO – September 23, 2013
During the JavaOne San Francisco 2013 strategy keynote, the Oracle Java Development team leaders outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and showcased the latest Java technology innovations, including the release of Project Avatar as open source technology.
Presentation highlights covered several key areas of Java technology:
The OpenJDK Community infrastructure also continues to improve, increasing transparency and making collaboration more efficient. The OpenJDK Wiki was made available this past April and the new JDK Bug System was just launched last week.
Plans for Java ME 8 are moving forward with availability expected in conjunction with the release of Java SE 8 Specification and JDK 8, its official reference implementation, in March, 2014.
Java ME 8 is a major update to the existing Java ME platform incorporating a large set of updated and new features, including: Java language and API alignment with Java SE 8, support for modern web protocols, a comprehensive application model, advanced security features and standard APIs for power management and interaction with a broad set of standard peripherals.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 will be the Oracle implementation of the Java ME 8 standard. Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access is now available as a binary runtime for Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11) and ST Microelectronics STM32F4DISCOVERY (ARM Cortex-M4).
Java ME SDK 8 Early Access is now available to support development of Java ME 8 Early Access-based applications on an emulation runtime for Windows 7, as well supported hardware platforms.
In addition, Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.4 is now available. This is an incremental update to Oracle Java ME Embedded that provides enhanced support for the Qualcomm Technologies’ QSC6270T chipset and adds advanced development and serviceability capabilities.
The standard in community-driven enterprise software, Java EE 7 is the result of industry-wide development involving open review, ongoing builds and extensive collaboration between hundreds of engineers from more than 30 companies within the JCP and the GlassFish Community.
Java EE 7 features a scalable infrastructure that facilitates building HTML5 applications with WebSockets, JSON and RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS 2.0; further increases developer productivity; and delivers new features that meet the most demanding enterprise requirements, such as breaking down batch jobs into manageable chunks for uninterrupted OLTP performance.
A complete list of all the new features and capabilities of Java EE 7 is available here and an infographic on the evolution of Java EE 7 is here.
Oracle has provided Make the Future Java EE 7 Tool Kits, with technical content and promotional items, enabling Java User Group (JUG) leaders to host more than 100 engaging, inspiring and educational events in 47 countries.
More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
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